Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing. [INFOGRAPHIC]
Written by Guest on March 3, 2015
This guest post comes to us from Melissa Drake, director of public relations and internal communications for ERA Real Estate and co-editor of Owning the Fence.
A recent survey from ERA Real Estate and HGTV shows that consumers of all generations value smart technology features in both current and future homes. That’s because a smart home is one that is well-positioned for the future and aligns with a growing reliance on mobile technology.
So if you’re thinking adding smart tech to your home – especially, if you’re looking to add re-sale value – here’s what you need to know:
- Keep it practical. The most commonly found technologies were those that could help save money, including automated climate control, energy management, remote home monitoring and lighting control systems.
- The trend is growing. Nearly half of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home they purchase be equipped with smart home technology.
- If buyers want it, home sellers will oblige. More than half would consider installing smart home technology in their home to make it more appealing to future homebuyers.
- Green-Minded Millennials: Nearly half of Millennials have energy management technology in their homes, compared to just one-third of Gen X and Baby Boomers.
- Security Systems – A Thing of the Past?: Baby Boomers are most likely to have a security system in their home than any other age group surveyed (60 percent of them do).
- Mood Lighting Over Mood Music: Consumers value smart lighting over a smart home audio system.
- Comfort is Key: Consumers of all ages agree they would automate their thermostats before their lighting or security systems.
- TV Over Security: 1 in 10 Americans would choose to automate their TV over their lighting or security systems.
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